Southwest is going to start offering flights to Hawaii. Service is expected to start from California in 2018 or 2019.
Southwest CEO Gary Kelly spoke to the airline’s employees about the new flight paths.
“Hawaii is an important place for Southwest Airlines because so many people count on us to take them everywhere they want to go reliably and affordably. We’re ready and excited to address a request we’ve heard for years.”
Tickets will go on sale in 2018, and they have mentioned that they will be competiviely low like the rest of their flight costs happen to be. Some suspect that the longer route won’t prove profitable enough for the airline to keep it going, but time will tell if that’s true or not. Might as well book a flight as soon as they become available.